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Of things some are universal, others particular. I call universal that which is by its nature predicated of many subjects, and particular that into which the former is divided and of which it is predicated individually; that is why the species are called parts of genus. A universal, then, is predicated of a particular according to nature, as animal is predicated of man; for these are by nature subjects for the universals. But also an accident is predicated of a substance according to nature; for substance is usually a subject for accidents, while accident is that which may possibly belong to some one and the same thing and may not belong, as what is philosophical belongs to Socrates or what is hairless or snub-nosed or anything else like that.